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Fresh steelhead

driedstick

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Some friends got 3 nice steelhead here on the Clearwater River in Idaho

filleted them out and brought them to me





My dry brine recipe is 4 cups of brown sugar to one cup of kosher salt











Out of the smoker at 145 IT,,, drizzled with warm honey and topped with crushed black pepper







They we're very pleased with the results

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Looking good from here!

All my life I really didn't care for salmon, but a LOT of you folks have made and shared recipes that now have me really looking forward to cool weather here so I can do some my self.  Each winter for the last 15 years I've made hot and cold smoked salmon for my bride and her mother, now I enjoy it as well!

Thanks for the show DS and points for being one that converted me!
 

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DS They look great I thought you going to make some lox,when I seen the dry brine.Nice job on the smoke Points

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Oh Boy!

That is a beautiful batch of fish!

The color is fantastic!

Awesome job, Steve!

Point for sure!

Al
 

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Looking good from here!

All my life I really didn't care for salmon, but a LOT of you folks have made and shared recipes that now have me really looking forward to cool weather here so I can do some my self.  Each winter for the last 15 years I've made hot and cold smoked salmon for my bride and her mother, now I enjoy it as well!

Thanks for the show DS and points for being one that converted me!
CB I can't eat it,,,, I do some trading for bellies or pork but,,, this batch I kept 3  pieces for the bride she love it... 
 

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That is some great lookin fish.    Great job.
 

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Gorgeous fish!!  How long did you smoke them for, and about what temp?  
SK, thanks,,,,, I start at 130 for an hr then bump to 145 for a hour then bump to 160 till they are done at IT,,,,, These took about 6hrs to do there were a few big chunks,,, 

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DS,

Very nice presentation.  Notice how much liquid Steelhead produces at the end of brining.  Very oily fish, similar to Silver Salmon.  I bet it tasted really yummy like.
 

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DS They look great I thought you going to make some lox,when I seen the dry brine.Nice job on the smoke Points

Richie
Thanks, Richie never made Lox yet,,,, This is a good brine to go by,,, even did salmon this way and it turned out great also.
 

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Oh Boy!

That is a beautiful batch of fish!

The color is fantastic!

Awesome job, Steve!

Point for sure!

Al
Thanks, Al, ya these were just caught the weekend before last, so ya really fresh,,,, Start of the big run here for us that come from the Pacific Ocean, We have one of the largest hatchery runs in the US. 
 

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DS They look great I thought you going to make some lox,when I seen the dry brine.Nice job on the smoke Points

Richie
Thanks, Richie never made Lox yet,,,, This is a good brine to go by,,, even did salmon this way and it turned out great also.
Steve with as many post like this,I still have a hard time thinking of cooking it.No offence Lox I could eat all day.I am going to have to give it a try,I can't judge all Salmon from the one I had.I saved in my to do list Thanks again Bud

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Wait until you try smoked lox.
 

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Very pretty fish for sure!  point! 

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That is some great lookin fish.    Great job.
Thanks Farm 
 
DS,

Very nice presentation.  Notice how much liquid Steelhead produces at the end of brining.  Very oily fish, similar to Silver Salmon.  I bet it tasted really yummy like.
Thanks,  Ya Craig,, I did notice how much more liquid there was,, Ya they liked the results 
 

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Don't know how I missed this!

Great Looking Steelhead DS! That last photo is killer! That glaze makes it look like a work of art!

 

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So nice, DS! I love the way it looks.

Disco
 

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